Missouri Adventure Riders Thread

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by ThumperDRZ, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. JoMoThumper

    JoMoThumper Los Bombero Caliente

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    Certainly don't mean to hijack the thread but I need some help. Looking for a backroads route from Joplin, MO to Fayetteville, AR. Would really like to keep it to two lane, county, farm road type riding. Not really comfortable taking the KLR 250 onto Hwy 71 with a 70 mph speed limit. I'm fairly new to Joplin and the only route I know is Hwy 71. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. In the meantime I'll be checking Google maps and what not. :ear
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  2. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    If I were you I'd start a new thread - more people will probably be able to help...also-you might want to check a DeLorme Map or GPS mapping software....

    Good Luck

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  3. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    Hey Buzzez - it was a good ride today but it's real dry down there....I'd say there were 2 good crossings...one was on Massas..The long crossing at the bottom of Lost Creek was a puddle.....

    It was suppossed to be sunny and 86 today....arrggghhh!

    BTW Btl - after you left we hung a bit and then it stopped raining. We stopped by Wally World and bought cheap rainsuits and dry shirts. We had a good run then. It turned into a really nice afternoon and ride.



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  4. jtgreens

    jtgreens Steamer

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    It was a great trip today even though it started out pretty wet. Great creek roads in the Warrenton area and thanks to Gary for getting us to all the good spots. Once the rain stopped it was a great afternoon of riding and I was glad to be able to finally get to Massass Creek Rd.:clap

    I was great meeting everyone - a great bunch all around. Looking forward to the next outing.


    PS. Thanks for the bunge cords to make up for my lack of welding ability:D
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  5. JoMoThumper

    JoMoThumper Los Bombero Caliente

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    New thread started, two others have mentioned Delorme, I guess I get to go to walmart tomorrow. Thanks.

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  6. btl68

    btl68 Feelin' down & dirty

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    :rofl Of course, after I leave, it stops raining!

    I got home, had a brew and passed out until 8:30 this evening. Little sleep finally caught up with me.

    When I get back from Utah I'll look y'all up for the next ride:evil
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  7. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    Actually Thank Buzzez :nod He's shown me some great riding around here

    Hopefully we'll all get out again real soon.

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  8. yard dog

    yard dog cheap but not free

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    I had a great time. Thanks to Gary for leading us on a fun ride. I know Keith enjoyed himself and he said his ride time here exceeded his expectations. Ken
    [​IMG]


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  9. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    Hopefully you can get Keith down south to the "Hills" before he has to go back..... (and hopefully I can make it too..................) :deal

    I still have a backway Bixby run I've been wanting to do :evil



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  10. jtgreens

    jtgreens Steamer

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    Thanks Buzzez for getting the word out about the great rides in the area. Looking forward to some more great rides.

    The "Hills" sounds really interesting. Never ridden in Mark Twain and am looking forward to giving it a shot.:ear
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  11. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    Massas Creek Bluff from Sunday
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  12. G.Gordon

    G.Gordon Nation of Frustration

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    One problem...ya'll ain't got a V-Strom representative in your group. Give me a holler next time you ride and I'll come balance the group.
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  13. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    You betcha - hopefully there's going to be a ride down south in a few weeks to do some Ozark dual sport "touring".....:evil


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  14. racer514

    racer514 Been here awhile

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    Sure, waited till I had to leave to test out my on-the-fly carb vent upgrade to take a picture. I know us NJ guys are ugly but how often am I gonna get to do some good dual sport riding with some good people 1000 miles from home.

    Seriously, it was a great time (after walmart saved my cold bones) and I really hope we can get a good weekend of riding in two weeks.

    -Keith

    PS, Anyone of you guys ever come east, look me up for a ride!
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  15. begeberg

    begeberg That'll leave a mark..

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    Flashstromer, let me know when you're going, I can help with the heavy lifting around the fire! :evil

    I'm drooling reading about these rides within 4 hours of home, gotta make it down there soon...
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  16. G.Gordon

    G.Gordon Nation of Frustration

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    I'm about the same distance, but what is four hours of back road riding...oh wait...that's right you don't have a couch...I mean comfortable seat.:poser Have you done much ADVtype riding on that new 400? I did not get to test it out. You do know that we had our eye on the 400 before someone offered up the 200:deal
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  17. yard dog

    yard dog cheap but not free

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    And here is Keith returning from his test run. Enjoy your time with your family next weekend. Hopefully we will have something fun to do in two weeks. Ken

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  18. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    You're right there in the middle looking down at your handy work...who's not there is Jeff who's right off to the left wizzing in the woods....:lol3


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  19. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    If he's got a 400 that's great.....mine's been in all kinds of conditions....here's a shot of my bike when we went down to the Arkansas TAT last month..1000 miles in 3 days..the guys were thinkin' I brought too much stuff....:lol3
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  20. Pin2Hot

    Pin2Hot n00b

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    I absolutely have to go with you guys the next time there's a ride but being a total newb, I'm a little intimidated. Any recommendations to get acclimated to your type of ride?
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